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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Putting 20,000+ oilfield workers out of work isn't going to speed up the clean up. In case you haven't noticed, that horse is already out of the barn.
    No more offshore oil drilling ensures no more oil leak disasters. Why is it so hard to understand that we do not want to take another chance at another oil leak? They still haven't finished cleaning up the Exxon Valdez mess

    Are you going to support a bailout of oilfield service companies, since you support the government putting them all out of business?
    Why should the government bail them out? It is not the government's responsibility to provide jobs. Because the government says we do not want the gulf of Mexico and the coastal area turning into a cesspool they are supposed to somehow provide jobs? Besides that is BP going to bail out the fishermen for lost revenue, is BP going to bail out the businesses that depend on tourist for their lost revenue, and what about the cities and everyone else that depend on extra sales taxes?
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No more offshore oil drilling ensures no more oil leak disasters. Why is it so hard to understand that we do not want to take another chance at another oil leak? They still haven't finished cleaning up the Exxon Valdez mess


    Why should the government bail them out? It is not the government's responsibility to provide jobs. Because the government says we do not want the gulf of Mexico and the coastal area turning into a cesspool they are supposed to somehow provide jobs? Besides that is BP going to bail out the fishermen for lost revenue, is BP going to bail out the businesses that depend on tourist for their lost revenue, and what about the cities and everyone else that depend on extra sales taxes?
    A fellow Conservative that's drank the whole jug of kool-aid. I feel sorry for you, bro.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A fellow Conservative that's drank the whole jug of kool-aid. I feel sorry for you, bro.
    I am just looking at things logically. I just do not think it is worth another couple months or more of a **** load of oil leaking into the gulf and years and decades of clean up. Can you ensure that another oil leak disaster like BP's will not happen again? You can't. If anyone is the kool aid drinker it is the one who still supports deep water off shore oil drilling after the the BP disaster.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am just looking at things logically. I just do not think it is worth another couple months or more of a **** load of oil leaking into the gulf and years and decades of clean up. Can you ensure that another oil leak disaster like BP's will not happen again? You can't. If anyone is the kool aid drinker it is the one who still supports deep water off shore oil drilling after the the BP disaster.
    When you consider that 40 thousand+ wells have been drilled in the GOM and one blows out, then the odds are against it. Can you show me another American industry with a track record that good?
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When you consider that 40 thousand+ wells have been drilled in the GOM and one blows out, then the odds are against it. Can you show me another American industry with a track record that good?
    A higher number of wells just means that the chance for another oil leak disaster like BP's is greatly increased. Seeing how there are 40,000+ wells and no quick solutions to fixing the leak is very troubling. What if another oil leak disaster happens? The BP oil leak is going to take decades to clean and there is no telling how long term the effects are.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Maybe next time the state wll vote for Obama. Then they may get the same attention unions do.
    They might vote for Obami but extra attention? Not a hope in hell!!

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    A higher number of wells just means that the chance for another oil leak disaster like BP's is greatly increased. Seeing how there are 40,000+ wells and no quick solutions to fixing the leak is very troubling. What if another oil leak disaster happens? The BP oil leak is going to take decades to clean and there is no telling how long term the effects are.
    The number of vehicles on public roads increases year by year, as does the incidents of crashes, perhaps we should stop putting so many vehicles on the roads?

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    The number of vehicles on public roads increases year by year, as does the incidents of crashes, perhaps we should stop putting so many vehicles on the roads?
    Not only that, think about the inefficiencies caused by congested public roads, the environmental effects of carbon fuels, etc.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    The number of vehicles on public roads increases year by year, as does the incidents of crashes, perhaps we should stop putting so many vehicles on the roads?
    A vehicle crash is not going to destroy streets and neighborhoods surrounding it the wreck, destroy the livelihood of countless businesses, nor is that wreck going to burn for months or take decades to clean up a car wreck. I could be wrong but I never seen a car wreck do that I haven't even a ten car pile up do that either.
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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    James, dude, ok man, I'm gonna give you the benefit of the doubt. Not sure why, maybe because you lean right so you have a chance at coming around.

    First of all, we gotta have crude. Our nation runs on it. We either suck it out of our own GOM, out of shale, or from our wonderful friends and neighbors such as Iran and Venezuela. By you stopping drilling, you are literally helping the terrorist nations tremendously and hurting our nation tremendously. You are making us have to buy that much more oil from nations that basically want us all dead AND NOT ONLY THAT, but you're putting tens of thousands of Americans out of work. Maybe you don't give a **** about them, but I do.

    I know you don't know this as you don't live on the Gulf coast, but with hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike HUNDREDS of platforms were knocked into the gulf, destroyed. NOT A SINGLE ONE LEAKED!! EVERY SINGLE SAFETY SHUTOFF VALVE WORKED AS DESIGNED! Why did you not hear about it? Because when something works as designed it typically doesn't make the 6'oclock news.

    Banning offshore drilling is the most imbecilic thing Bobo could have done. He just shows his ignorance and cluelessness and lack of leadership every time he opens his mouth. But hey, he was a community organizer from Chicago, how much do you expect him to know about drilling in the Gulf? About as much as he's demonstrated he knows.

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